for show

idiom

Definition of for show

1 : intended to be seen but not used or bought We're not supposed to eat the fruit on the table. It's just for show.
2 disapproving : done in order to gain the approval or favor of others He says he enjoys classical music, but it's only for show.

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“For show.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/for%20show. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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